Southern Gulf Regional NRM Plan

Southern Gulf Region Natural Resource Management Plan 2022 – 2032

Southern Gulf NRM is developing a new plan for managing our region’s natural resources. In developing this plan, we recognise that managing natural resources is a shared responsibility. The community’s contribution is vital to ensure the plan reflects community knowledge and aspirations as well as highlighting the key role that everyone has in delivering the plan.

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is the integrated management of the natural resources that make up Australia’s landscapes, such as land, water, soil, plants and animals. That is, our land, water and biodiversity and cultural assets. NRM takes account of human activities and natural processes to ensure they are balanced and carefully managed to deliver the best outcomes for today’s needs and for future generations.

Two separate NRM Plans have been developed for the Southern Gulf over the last 20 years. The first plan was launched in 2005 and the most recent plan, was launched in 2016. These plans have provided a framework for NRM planning and implementation in the region.

It is now time to build on this work and develop a new regional NRM Plan that reflects current community knowledge and aspirations, the latest scientific data and emerging challenges; such as climate change. The new plan will look to the future and provide goals, actions and investments for the next 10 years. It will reflect new knowledge, cultural values and aspirations, changing community aspirations and address existing and emerging challenges to protect our natural resources.

The draft plan is ready we want feedback from the Southern Gulf community on the key areas that the NRM Plan should focus on, and what the key opportunities and threats are for natural resource management going forward.

View The Plan

Have Your Say

Have you read through the draft?  Have ideas you want to share with us?  
If you have any thoughts on key elements you would like to see included in the final plan please prepare your feedback on the form, provided below, and/or by completing this short survey. Consultation closes on 19 April 2022, please endeavour to return your feedback prior to this date. 

 Current Southern Gulf NRM Plan

Southern Gulf NRM (SG NRM) last updated its Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) Plan, in 2016,  with the latest information about climate variability and response strategies to prepare our industries and communities.

The Plan is prepared to assist the Southern Gulf community to protect and restore the environment through improved management practices and sustainable livelihoods.
Download the NRM Plan pdf version here
Both plans are supported by Southern Gulf NRM Ltd through funding from the Australian Government’s RLP Program.